Wendy Parker

Things that don’t travel well for a thousand, Alex

George on Wendy's trucking conversion: "“If you had told me five years ago my nurse wife would be rating chrome polish for a truck we're going to show, I would have thought you were crazy.”

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Notes on keeping your fur shiny

"Sometimes, being proactive is hard – but it's worth the investment. Take care of yourselves on the road!" More from Wendy on the benefits of telemedicine and health care generally, despite marked problems.

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Getting involved gets easier

The act of casting a ballot is the easy part. Educating yourself on what's going on enough to be able to decide on how to vote, or how to influence your representatives to vote, is where the work comes in. And, yep, there's an app for that.

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You never know who you’ll meet at a truck show

George and Wendy meet Patrick J. Murphy, acting secretary of the army, at the Mid-America Trucking Show -- and a hold bunch of U.S. secret service agents ...

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Spreading the word

"If you ever want a great landmark for your garage sale, park a big truck in the driveway." Great for directions, and a fringe benefit: "It also provided an opportunity to engage and answer some questions about trucking."

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Using ‘rationate’ in a sentence

“It's better to rationate before you masticate on the hind quarters of someone who pontificates.” Nailed it. And so did Maddog Trucker this week in his weekly Facebook post following the Atlantic's story on PTSD in the driver's seat.

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Peddling hokum as real news

Twice this week, the media has taken their own click bait so seriously they've managed to blatantly misconstrue two different stories into a whole bunch of hooey that isn't true. Shocking, right? First of all, North Carolina State Troopers never said they were pulling people over for one mile an hour over the speed limit. That was never a directive, and according to Sgt. Edwin Forbes in an interview with NewsChannel 3, “That is not accurate, ...

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Culling the past to move, then culling some more

Wendy on her two-day stint prepping for a garage sale: "Clearly, this is an effort I need more than two days to complete, but time ain't on my side right now and if we're gonna do it, we gotta get it done. Out with the old, and back to the road." Also, notes on George's birthday...

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Drivers under attack from vulnerable positions

Wendy argues advocates might do well to fight for carry-permit reciprocity rather than a special federal permit for interstate truckers: "If you have a concealed carry permit in your state of residence, it's asinine that it wouldn't be observed in all states."

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‘Trust me,’ says the crocodile to the monkey

"This is an election year, also known as crocodile mating season, and the only way to keep the crocs on the other side of the river is to quit feeding them."

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